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6 Slam Ball Exercises for Stronger Legs and Glutes

When you look at a slam ball, leg and glute exercises may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But incorporating this soft weighted ball into your booty routine will work your lower half hard. Weak hamstrings, glutes and hips can lead to knee and back pain. So...

WHY DO PEOPLE GAIN WEIGHT?

t’s no secret that obesity is an epidemic in America. According to the National Institutes of Health, almost 70 percent of adults are overweight or obese. Doctors know that carrying excess weight can lead to a rash of health problems down the line, yet, it...

Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs

This awesome recipe is great for breakfast or dinner!!! Ingredients 1 lb pastured sausage 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium sized sweet potatoes coconut oil salt and pepper, to taste rosemary, to taste Preparation Brown sausage. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to...

4 Moves for a Better Back Squat

If you want to impress your CrossFit friends, there’s one exercise you should learn how to master: the back squat. Even more importantly, though, it’s one of the most effective exercises for strengthening your glutes, while also working your quads and core (yes, your...

THE LOWDOWN ON VEGETABLE PROTEINS

Since 1992, consumers guided their diet using the recognizable Food Guide Pyramid, an illustration distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to show the types of foods and servings people should eat on a daily basis. As of 2011, that chart has been replaced...

The Fit Five: Mobility Vs. Flexibility

MUSCLE, STRENGTH, ENDURANCE, fat loss; those are the most common terms we associate fitness with. But there’s an important component to fitness that isn’t openly discussed as much. It’s called mobility. Trainers underemphasize the importance of it,...

CHICKEN & ZUCCHINI POPPERS

These Chicken Zucchini Poppers are squeaky clean, but not short on flavor! Gluten free, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly! INGREDIENTS 1 lb. ground chicken breast 2c grated zucchini (leave peel on) 2-3 green onions, sliced 3-4 Tbsp cilantro, minced 1 clove garlic 1 tsp salt...

How to Master CrossFit Double Unders

If the last time you touched a jump rope was in grade school, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. A trusted training method for boxers like Muhammed Ali, jumping rope improves stamina and conditioning while building speed and agility. But even if you’re...

Is It Possible That You’re Tracking Too Much?

If you’re looking to lose weight or boost your endurance, there’s a tool out there that’s begging to help you reach your goals. From phone apps to wearable devices, it’s possible to track every aspect of your existence these days. But all this measuring can be too...

Top Five Hydration Myths Busted

With warmer weather comes talk of hydration—unfortunately, most people don’t have the facts about hydrating while exercising. Hydration expert Sandra Fowkes Godek, Ph.D. (Courtesy of Sandra Fowkes Godek) Sandra Fowkes Godek holds a doctorate in exercise physiology and...

Paleo Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients 1 cup smooth Almond Butter (or peanut butter if not strict Paleo) ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup dark chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life brand if strict Paleo) Instructions Place almond butter,...

Sugar, Devil in the Diet

In the 1800s, Sylvester Graham scornfully wrote of fatty meats’ driving sexual desire. His cure: whole wheat. Later in the century, John Harvey Kellogg, a Graham follower, espoused the same wisdom, adding that too much lard would cause bowel backup. His solution:...

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